Area Sports

Lady Chargers swept in North 5A Finals

Consistent offensive play has been a problem throughout the season for the Grenada Lady Chargers. Heading into the North 5A Finals against Neshoba Central, GHS hadn’t scored a run in 14 innings of play, losing by identical 1-0 scores. That trend continued as the Lady Chargers lost by scores of 11-4 and 2-0. The losses…

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Pitchers limit Vicksburg hitters to three hits

The Grenada Chargers opened the Class 5A Playoffs against a Vicksburg team that had managed just seven wins during the 2017 season. It was a chance to make quick order of the Gators in the Play-In Round of the postseason. The story of the series was the GHS pitchers. Cade Morgan and Dane Bevell combined…

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Raiders edge North Delta in tennis

The Kirk Academy tennis team found a way to win against rival North Delta last week. Four of the wins came on the girls side. Kirk managed a 5-4 win over the Green Wave. For more information, see the GrenadaStar Printed Edition or the GrenadaStar E-Edition. You may subscribe to the GrenadaStar Printed Edition for…

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Lady Chargers fall to Neshoba

It was another battle between Grenada High School’s Olivia Burns and Neshoba Central’s Aspen Wesley. It was another tightly-contested contest. After Neshoba won a 1-0 decision at Grenada a little better than a week ago, the teams got together at Lady Rocket Field in Philadelphia. Once again, the margin for error was small. The Lady…

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GHS bats silent in Tupelo loss

It was a tough day for the Grenada Chargers when they hosted Tupelo at Charger Field Saturday. The Golden Wave scored in four of five innings and cruised to a 12-0 victory. “We fell behind in the count too much,” GHS Coach Jake Yarborough said. “When you do that, it forces you to throw the…

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Lady Chargers sweep through tournament

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Coming off a tough-luck 1-0 loss to Neshoba Central, the Grenada Lady Chargers took to Southaven over the weekend to take part in the Morris Hunter Memorial Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. They didn’t show any effects of the loss winning all four games. Grenada opened play with a 4-2 win…

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Little returns home to coach Kirk

By CHUCK HATHCOCK         Sports Editor     Passionate and emotional. Those may be best words to describe new Kirk Academy football coach Jason Little. It was those qualities that caught KA Headmaster Dr. Randy Poss’ eye during the interview process. “Coach Little’s passion was the determining factor in making the hire,” Poss said. “He is…

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Children’s fishing rodeo cancelled

Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters announced Thursday that the children’s fishing rodeo has been cancelled. It was suppose to be held at the North end of Grenada Lake, but impending bad weather forced officials to cancel the event. However, the Mississippi State championship will still take place. Fishermen will fish 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. both Friday…

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Burnett, Higginbotham win crappie tournament

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Nearly ideal conditions greeted fishermen from across the South Saturday as the Magnolia Crappie Club hosted a tournament at Grenada Lake. When the day was done, the team of Bill Burnett of West Memphis, Ark., and Michael Higginbotham emerged as the winner. They caught the maximum of five fish and…

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Raiderettes come up short against JA

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor CLINTON – Twenty-nine years ago in 1988, Amy Carroll Denley helped her team to an Academy Overall  Tournament title as a player. Saturday, she had an opportunity to coach her alma mater to an Overall Tournament title at Mississippi College against defending champion Jackson Academy. Both teams brought 39 wins…

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